A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed is a hazard because the driver is likely not considering the risks of his or her actions and may be unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Motorcycle accidents involving speeding cars can be deadly to the motorcyclist, who has little protection against the impact of another vehicle. One family in California is mourning the loss of a loved one who died when a speeding car struck his motorcycle.
Just before midnight one recent night, a 60-year-old man was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by a Tesla speeding through an intersection. The operator of the motorcycle was thrown from his bike and pronounced dead by paramedics. Meanwhile, the driver of the car abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene of the accident.